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Old 01-11-2003, 11:14 AM
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Upon reading a description from kndz, found here... , I got to thinking that kndz's technique might offer an interseting effect applied to a photo that was already a color photo. Following is an example, produced from an image I found on the internet.

1 Duplicated the image.
2 Converted the copy to grayscale.
3 Selected the facial area of the color version.
4 Pasted it onto a new layer in the grayscale version and lined
it up.
5 Set blend mode to color.
6 Changed the opacity until it looked good to my eye, not sure
of the exact percentage.
7 Flattened layers and saved.

Also, obviously I did touch up the blemishes and I did give her green eyes

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Old 01-11-2003, 11:53 AM
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Ken - nice job. I think I remember someone else mentioning this technique in a thread where someone was concerned about how flat their colorization looked. Of course, I'd forgotten until you mentioned it here. Thanks for the reminder!

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Old 01-11-2003, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for bringing that up Ken. I just tried it on one of my images, and it worked very well.

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Old 01-21-2003, 09:09 AM
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nice work ken
a simple and effective technique indeed

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